So I had a pretty good roadtrip and drove about 1200 miles. It was all fairly uneventful, with the exception of one certain location that I will not name. I arrived at the front gate and there was a security guard there that I had never seen before. I told her my name, which company I was with, showed her my identification, etc etc. She then proceeded to tell me that I was not on the visitor list for the day. I explained to her that if she just called the plant, the guys would verify who I was. She did, they verified who I indeed was. Ya think she was going to let me go inside? Not a chance. She told the guys at the plant that someone would have to come out to "escort" me into the plant. This did not make the guys in the plant happy either. So I stood at the gate, chatting with the nice security guard lady, who was trying to be very diligent in her duties, for an ENTIRE HOUR before the "unhappy" guy at the plant came out to escort me. But not before he had a few choice words for the security guard.
So that is my story of this roadtrip. I did have a blast four wheeling in the Kofa Mountains and only managed to hit my head on the roof of the truck cab once.
I get to work through Easter weekend.
It turns out that I totally forgot about Carl Tuttle getting married this weekend. So, for obvious reasons, I was not able to get together with him midweek. But perhaps my next trip in the Fall.